Cloud-based applications offer massive benefits in the construction world. Project management, BIM (building information modeling), estimating, and every specialty have a host of solutions that improve quality and save time. However, there is often one overlooked aspect; getting the technology in the hands of field personnel.

Projects are inherently paperwork-intensive, and it seems like documentation requirements increase with every job. A common acronym in IT is “NED2” standing for ‘never enter data twice’. On recent projects, I’ve observed pen and paper data capture that is all-too-often shuffled between multiple parties before being sent to the main office for entry and processing.